Mike Boehlje - Spend Smart
Think about the price you pay for inputs before anything else, says Mike Boehlje, Purdue University agricultural economist.it up by selling the console we thank them first and most important market . Department is what it pays its imports so we're not negotiate uptick procurement strategy due to our partners and puts it. We have. Analysis that we juniors. At 1110 or eleven things that we look at
Jill Clapperton - 9 Ways to Boost Soil Health
Ever wonder how you can tell if your soil is healthy? Look for soil life, says Jill Clapperton, principal scientist with Rhizoterra Inc., a soil health firm.you sought help here they're giving us better so structure between organic carbon nitrogen there. But with lines stock week and another enterprise. Into our operations. And it's another money making up enterprise. So anytime you can diversifying your enterprises to it means more money in your pocket it also means more management. But if we can share with neighbors are we can bring some B and and and their animals and they manage them we don't have that essentially kept beating. Then there is there's a lot of things we can do maintenance system better and and certainly use livestock. Well many times when you look at cover crop over soil you'll see a bunch of
Dan Arkels - Spend Smart
Don’t skimp on soil fertility for 2015, says Dan Arkels, a Peru, Illinois, farmer. Dan selects seed using a variety of sources.scrimp on fertility. It's as far as its. As a way to save money I guess. For work for the people absolutely. You know if you scrimp one year you're going to be paying for that
Will Plants Tell Us They are in Danger?
I'm Casey birch wireless Cecil farming magazine agriculture dot com. Most of us are aware that plans are able to communicate either above ground through soil. But did you also know that there are able to sense there environments chemically. Well Jeff Schultz and his team at the University ofto exploit those unique abilities of planes. When plants is under a stressful situation . Or they're being attacked they're going to release a specific order. So shall this team has been partnering with some engineers to come up with a sensor that can go through the field in cents. I'm pretty specific voters and then they would be able to spot treats different plants. So let's say you have a soybean field that's being infested by a fifth. This sensor could go through the field and find plans that were being attacked by day smelling that and as for those specific voters. Then in theory you would be able to spot treat each plant that was being attacked before you'd ever reached thresh holds. This is going to be able to save you time money and it's also going to. Reduce the environmental impacts .
Can this field be fixed? 50% Low Residue Crops
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, points out a rotation that is in a rotation that consists of 50% in a low-residue crop rotation.the plates. That are formed Ernie here. And those routes from the growing crop actually struggle to get through. This play eighty soil structure. And that again as a result of. Of a rotation that doesn't
Can this field be fixed? Crop Rotations
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, shows how different crop rotations can influence soil health.church farm under the sole surface but for someone explained. The different crop rotations and how they influence the soil or the health of the soil. First off we have about this cornfield here. Is gonna be part of a rotation NS two thirds piracy crops can be a winner wheat corn field . So there's 67%. Higher as the crops. And another so are going to be looking at us from this field over here
Can this field be fixed? Cover Crops
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, points out how incorporating small grains with a cover crop in a long-term corn and soybean rotation has quickly benefitted soil structure after just one year.Now this example this this sorrows from A long term corn soybean rotation. Again that's going to be 50% lower as you. Lower as you crops in the rotation. And in essence what we've done is changes rotation just a year ago. We had a small greens intuit after being about twenty some years corn soybean rotation we had very played eat so structured here. In just one year of wheat. And then followed by a cover crap we have dramatically change SO structure. In just one year's time which is unbelievable.
Can this field be fixed? 67% High Residue
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, shows how a rotation consisting of 67% high-residue crops. It’s positively changed soil structure and health.
Shallow Rooting System - Corn High Yield Team
Jack Marshall, a BASF technical representative, shows what a shallow rooting system looks like.We have a very shallow routing system in on this plant. It is round like we knew we would want to see guys spaced evenly. And we concede the
Mohawk Root System - Corn High Yield Team
Jack Marshall, a BASF technical representative, points out what a Mohawk root system looks like.normal field with a good root system. It may also exhibit some nutrient deficiencies because the plants are able to grow down. And they will deplete the nutrients in the routing is on the they're confined